Serengeti tours: Serengeti national park is home to a variety of wildlife species and is also a popular tourist destination that is visited annually by tourists from different parts of the world.
Different tour operators offer safaris or tours to Serengeti national park which take place throughout the year. There are also many activities which tourists engage in during their safaris to this national park.
Activities offered in Serengeti national park include game drives, walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris, bird watching as well as cultural interactions with the local communities living around the national park.
The national park is made up of grasslands, acacia woodlands and the landscape is also described as having grassy plains which are dotted with trees. Serengeti national park is also referred to as a national park with endless plains which is a description of the vast savannah plains in the national park where different wildlife species live.
Cost of the Serengeti tours
During a safari in Serengeti national park, the cost of the Serengeti tour varies depending on a variety of factors such as length of stay in the national park, activities in the national park, type of accommodation, vehicle used among others.
The longer the duration of stay in Serengeti national park, the more costs are incurred during the Serengeti tour in regards to the park entry, concession fees, accommodation fees, guide fees among others and vice versa.
Activities such as hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti national park are charged differently from the park entry fees to the national park. Some of the lodges within the national park organize the activities which tourists engage in during their Serengeti tours.
Group safaris in Serengeti national park are also organized by different tour operators as they explore the attractions and engage in the activities in the national park. This type of tour also reduces the costs incurred during the Serengeti tours due to shared costs among the group members of the safari.
Best time of the year to visit Serengeti national park
All throughout the year Serengeti national park is visited by a many tourists interested in different attractions around the national park such as seeing the big 5, the wildebeest migration, the lion prides among others.
During some months of the year such as in the dry season (June to October), wildlife viewing is recommended since the wildlife species tend to gather around water points to drink making them easy to see during game viewing activities while on the Serengeti tours.
The wet season is also favorable for activities like bird watching in Serengeti national park. For tourists interested in witnessing the great wildebeest migration which is among the natural wonders that takes place in this national park, the movement of the wildebeests determines which part of the national park to visit in order to see these wildlife species.
Which experiences are the best for Serengeti Tours?
The different experiences which visitors to this national park get during their Serengeti tours depends on the activity which they engage in as they explore the destination. Serengeti national park is popular for a variety of safari activities which include game drives, walking safaris, cultural tours or community tours and hot air balloon safaris.
Game drives in Serengeti national park are among the preferred ways of exploring this national park by visitors/tourists. These game drives include morning game drives, afternoon or evening game drives, full day game drives. The eco system of Serengeti national park is very old and stretches up to the south western part of Kenya and covers 30,000 square kilometers.
The different wildlife species which can be seen during game drives in Serengeti national park include the big 5 such as elephants, rhinos, buffalos, leopards, lions. Other wildlife species in this national park include wildebeest, zebras, waterbucks, antelopes, impalas, gazelles, cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, and kudu among others.
The chances of spotting some of the wildlife species in Serengeti national park such as rhinos is rare as compared to lions which can be seen as they move around hunting in the national park which has over 4000 lions.
Hot air balloon safaris in Serengeti national park are also carried out during wildlife viewing adventures in the national park. This activity is carried out in the central part of the national park as well as in the northern part of the national park.
This activity takes place early in the morning at a time when you can see some of the nocturnal wildlife species as they move around the savannah plains of Serengeti national park.
The hot air balloons have varied capacity of passengers they are allowed to carry and after a short briefing by the crew, the hot air balloon safari slowly begins as they balloon rises over the Serengeti plains.
Cultural tours in Serengeti national park is an activity which involves interactions between the local community living around the national park and the tourists. During this activity, the tourists get to know more about the way of life of the locals and also see local jewelry like beaded necklaces.
Outside the national park in neighboring towns like Karatu, tourists can also interact with the local community like the Maasai people and visit their homesteads, tour the local market, visit craft shops among other activities.
The locals have in numerous ways contributed to the success of tourism in Tanzania around destinations like Serengeti national park which is a popular wildlife viewing destination. Some of the locals are employed as guides, and also work in the lodges around the national parks.
Walking safaris in Serengeti national park take place in the company of an armed ranger guide as the tourists explore the wilderness of the national park and get a close interaction with their natural surroundings.
The best places for tours in Serengeti national park
Serengeti national park is made up of different parts which can be visited by tourists during their stay in Tanzania and they include the central or Seronera area, the western area and the northern part of Serengeti.
The central part of Serengeti national park is visited by many tourists as compared to some other parts of the national park which are remote and are visited by fewer tourists.
Where to stay in Serengeti national park
Accommodations in Serengeti national park where tourists can stay during their safaris at this destination range from luxury accommodations, midrange accommodations and budget accommodations.
Some of these lodges in Serengeti national park include Serengeti Serena lodge, Serengeti Sopa lodge, Kiota camp, Osinon camps and lodges, Serengeti heritage luxury tented camps and lodges, four seasons safari lodge Serengeti, Ikoma tented camp, Serengeti Simba lodge, Kichakani camp, Mwiba lodge, Singita Faru Faru camp, Lamai camp, Bushtops luxury tented camp among others.
How to get to Serengeti national park
During a Serengeti tour, the national park can be accessed by both road and air transport means.
Scheduled and charter flights are available for tourists visiting Serengeti national park who can fly to the different airstrips in the national park such as Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Kusini airstrip, Fort Ikoma airstrip, Lobo airstrip and Kirawira airstrip.
By road, tourists can access the national park by driving from Arusha town.
Tour Serengeti national park and enjoy amazing wildlife viewing as you explore is endless savannah plains and rocky outcrops on you safari.